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Drug Trafficking

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  • Allow legal pot use

    Regarding Barney Bishop's Aug. 1 op-ed, "Amendment 2 not about relief, it's about getting high": It's true that anyone in California who wants a medical marijuana recommendation can get one. The medical recommendation allows consumers to purchase...
  • Tales of 1980s Broward drug smugglers, murders back in court

    Tales of 1980s Broward drug smugglers, murders back in court
    Scott Errico stands among South Florida's more colorful crime figures from the 1980s. And now he's back in the spotlight, as a court examines his decades-old Broward double-murder convictions and unlikely bid for another trial at age 56. With Errico's...
  • Minister is on a mission to save girls from prostitution

    Minister is on a mission to save girls from prostitution
    It was just after 3 p.m. in San Bernardino, 99 hellish degrees and counting, as two working girls walked along Baseline Street.They appeared to be somewhere between 16 and 19, about the same as the other females working the track in a city boxed in by...
  • Patients face 'hoop-jumping' to gain medical marijuana

    Patients face 'hoop-jumping' to gain medical marijuana
    Julie Falco was active in lobbying Illinois to legalize medical marijuana, a drug she credits with "saving my life" since she started eating pot brownies to treat to multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. Yet now that the state has enacted a medicinal...
  • Commentary: War on drugs is driving immigrant children north

    There is a strong parallel between what is happening on our southern border with the large numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing or attempting to cross into our country and what happened at the beginning of World War II. Then Jewish...
  • Boat goes aground, smuggler goes to prison

    Boat goes aground, smuggler goes to prison
    It was poor seamanship that sunk a $14 million South Florida drug-smuggling ring and sent one of its organizers to prison. David Antonio Mendez-Sicard was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Thursday — his 59th birthday — for...
  • Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader

    Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader
    For Anthony Licata, the honeymoon is over. In fact, it never even began. His intention was to get married last weekend, then sail away on a 10-day honeymoon cruise around Italy and Greece. Federal prosecutors, however, had less blissful plans. Just...
  • Colombia's Santos says backs marijuana use for medical purposes

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday he supported the use of marijuana for medical use as a means to ease the suffering of terminally ill patients and deprive criminals of profits from the illegal trade in the drug....
  • Billboards go up for fugitive Mexican drug lord wanted in U.S.

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Federal authorities offering a $5 million reward for a fugitive Mexican drug lord who killed a U.S. anti-narcotics agent in the 1980s have taken the unusual step of plastering his face on billboards in southwestern border states....
  • Police arrest alleged 'high-level' cocaine trafficker in Bethlehem

    Bethlehem police said they seized more than a kilogram of cocaine and other drugs from the garage of a man they allege is a high-level cocaine trafficker. Police said Carmelo Sanchez-Agosto, 34, who lives in the 1100 block of East Fourth Street, is...
  • Prescription drug abuse is a complicated problem that ruins lives and careers [Letter]

    Prescription drug abuse is a complicated problem that ruins lives and careers [Letter]
    We were saddened to read about Baltimore County Police Officer Joseph Stanley Harden's arrest on robbery and drug possession charges ("Off-duty officer tries to break into home in search of drugs, police say," Aug. 1). The veteran officer reportedly...